In case you haven’t heard, IWM London will be closing on 6 January until July 2014 as we continue our major redevelopments as part of our plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War in 2014.
When we re-open in July 2014 you will be able to visit our new First World War Galleries alongside our newly configured atrium that will display some of our iconic large objects – such as a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket – plus some exciting new additions (more to be revealed over the coming months!).
This Saturday we worked on the last ten captions of the family trail, which will be displayed in the new First World War Galleries.
Discover what we got up to during Kid’s in Museum’s Takeover Day 2013 at IWM London from our Youth Advisers, staff and the special guests who took part…
Seven IWM Youth Advisers became curators for the day working with James Taylor, the lead curator of the First World War galleries, and writing the family captions for the new galleries
Crowds cheer outside Buckingham Palace upon the declaration of war on Germany, August 1914.
When the First World War broke out in 1914, soldiers across Europe marched off to fight. They were enthusiastically supported by people back home, who hoped their nation would win a swift victory.